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autoclave instrument sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1981.26.2
Description
A Pyrex glass sterilizer with perforated metal tray and rubber-lined chrome lid.
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Accession Number
1981.26.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Asepsis
Description
A Pyrex glass sterilizer with perforated metal tray and rubber-lined chrome lid.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
B-P
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
glass: clear
metal: grey
rubber: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 27.6 cm x Width 11.5 cm x Depth 8.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
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autoclave needle and syringe sterilizer

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Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
Accession Number
1981.26.3
Description
An Empire brand chrome-plated electric sterilizer with perforated tray.
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Accession Number
1981.26.3
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Antiseptic
MeSH Heading
Sterilization
Asepsis
Needles
Description
An Empire brand chrome-plated electric sterilizer with perforated tray.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. Howard Alexander Lowrie of Toronto.
Maker
Surgical Supplies Mfg.
Site Made (City)
Toronto
Site Made (State)
Ontario
Site Made (Country)
Canada
Dates
1900
1950
1900-1950
Material
metal: silver
rubber: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on front: "Empire"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-M2-4
Dimension Notes
Length 23.0 cm x Width 10.0 cm x Depth 10.5 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
From Dr. Lowrie's 62-year Toronto practice.
Exhibit History
Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibit: "Caring Profession"; ret. Sept. 2006
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1981.31.1 a-b
Description
Enamel-covered cream metal bedpan which consists of: (a) bedpan with an open top and looped handle; the bedpan has a wide lip with a blue edge and circular opening covered by a round enamel-covered metal lid (b) with a rounded handle in the centre.
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Accession Number
1981.31.1 a-b
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
Enamel-covered cream metal bedpan which consists of: (a) bedpan with an open top and looped handle; the bedpan has a wide lip with a blue edge and circular opening covered by a round enamel-covered metal lid (b) with a rounded handle in the centre.
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - bedpan - Size: Length 45.0 cm x Width 10.5 cm x Diam 32.3 cm
b - lid - Size: Depth 4.4 cm x Diam 23.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
enamel: cream, blue
metal: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-2
Condition Remarks
Several rust spots inside pan; some staining on lid
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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thermometer jar

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1983.22.5
Description
A cylindrical clear moulded glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
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Accession Number
1983.22.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A cylindrical clear moulded glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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thermometer jar

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Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
Accession Number
1983.22.6
Description
A cylindrical moulded clear glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
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Accession Number
1983.22.6
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Hygiene
Diagnosis, General
MeSH Heading
Equipment and Supplies, Hospital
Antisepsis
Description
A cylindrical moulded clear glass jar with extended flat base; ground area for labelling; ridge to support lid; lid and thermometer missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. W. W. H. Rudd of Toronto.
Dates
1940
1960
circa 1940-1960
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N2-6
Dimension Notes
Length 9.5 cm x Diam. 5.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Cover is missing.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From the effects of the donor's father, Dr. M. S. K. Rudd, who had a hospital on St. Clair Avenue in Toronto.
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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Public Health
Toiletries
Classification
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Public Health
Toiletries
Accession Number
1985.18.1
Description
Comb has very fine teeth on two opposing rows made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
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Accession Number
1985.18.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Public Health
Toiletries
Classification
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Public Health
Toiletries
MeSH Heading
Hygiene
MM= Household Articles -- comb
Description
Comb has very fine teeth on two opposing rows made of bamboo set into a dark wood with bone ends; signed on central wooden portion.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. D. Pepper.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870-1890
Material
bamboo: reddish-brown
wood: dark brown
bone: off-white
Inscriptions
Signed with maker's or workshop mark.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-C3-10
Dimension Notes
Length 10.7 cm x Width 5.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No broken or missing teeth
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
This was used to comb hair for lice.
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Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Urinal
Home Health Care
Accession Number
1985.20.1
Description
A roughly spherical ceramic container with a small round opening with a lip and an integral handle on the top; grey speckled glaze, with underside and the lower left centimetre left unglazed; most likely hand thrown pottery.
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Accession Number
1985.20.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Urinal
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
A roughly spherical ceramic container with a small round opening with a lip and an integral handle on the top; grey speckled glaze, with underside and the lower left centimetre left unglazed; most likely hand thrown pottery.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. John. Thompson.
Site Made (Country)
Japan
Dates
1900
1930
1900-1930
Material
ceramic: grey
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-5
Dimension Notes
Length 11.2 cm x Diam. 17.0 cm
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Reference Comments
Mr. John Thompson
Research Facts
Mr. Thompson found the urinal in an abandoned farmhouse on the coast north of Kyoto, Japan, in the summer of 1972.
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Haemo-Sol Surgical Instrument Cleaner

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Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
Accession Number
1985.6.1
Description
A paper packet containing a powder that in solution cleans instruments of blood and tissue.
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Accession Number
1985.6.1
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Hygiene
Classification
Hygiene
MeSH Heading
Blood Stains
Description
A paper packet containing a powder that in solution cleans instruments of blood and tissue.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. J. Edna Beange, chairman, East York Health Unit, Toronto.
Dates
1930
1970
1930-1970
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 20c."
Material
paper: white
ink: dark blue
Inscriptions
Printed on packet: "HAEMO-SOL // The Labor Saving NO-SCRUB // Surgical Instrument Cleaner"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Dimension Notes
Length 15.2 cm x Width 9.0 cm
Condition Remarks
Paper is deteriorating along the edges.
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
Distributor: Meinecke & Co. Inc., New York.
Images
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Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
995002026
Description
Off-white ceramic oval bedpan with circular spout at the top back.
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Accession Number
995002026
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
Off-white ceramic oval bedpan with circular spout at the top back.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931.
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Material
ceramic: off-white
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-3
Length
40.0 cm
Width
23.0 cm
Depth
11.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 40.0 cm. x Width: 23.0 cm. x Depth: 11.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows little wear; some staining; small chips on spout and 2 cracks (1.25 and 1.0); hairline crack (1.0); base shows evidence of wear on the edges
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Barb (Earl) Gilbert, Kingston General Hospital Nursing School graduate class of 1963, and daughter of Ruth Wallace.
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
This bedpan style is a "slipper" type, later referred to as a fracture bedpan and can be slipped under the patient. The spout is to facilitate washing it out. Fracture bedpans are smaller than standard size bedpans, and have one flat end. This bedpan style is designed specifically for patients who are bedridden and have limited movement to use a standard style bedpan.
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Dates
1905
1930
circa 1905-1930
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
Accession Number
995002027
Description
White enameled oval bedpan with blue-lined edges.
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Accession Number
995002027
Collection
Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing Alumnae Collection
Category
Patient Care Artifacts
Hygiene
Classification
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Bedpan
Home Health Care
MeSH Heading
Toilet Facilities
Patient Care
Hygiene
Sanitation
Description
White enameled oval bedpan with blue-lined edges.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Ruth Wallace, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1931.
Dates
1905
1930
circa 1905-1930
Material
metal:
enamel: off-white; blue
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-N1-4
Temporary Location
On display "Doctor's Treatment Room c1930" at Museum of Health Care 20 Feb 2016.
Length
36.0 cm
Width
29.0 cm
Depth
7.0 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length: 36.0 cm. x Width: 29.0 cm. x Depth: 7.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Shows negligible wear; slightly scratched at bottom front
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Person
Website
Article
Reference Comments
American Association for the History of Nursing, https://www.aahn.org/bedpans#:~:text=Porcelain%2C%20china%2C%20and%20even%20pottery,enamel%20and%20then%20stainless%20steel.&text=Today%20these%20antique%20bedpans%20are,be%20found%20in%20antique%20stores.
Cassandra Good, “The Strange Saga of George Washington’s Bedpan,” August 20th, 2015. Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/strange-saga-george-washingtons-bedpan-180956347/
Barb (Earl) Gilbert, graduate of Kingston General Hospital School of Nursing class of 1963 and daughter of Ruth Wallace
Research Facts
Before the late nineteenth century, bedpans and similar objects were made of metals such as pewter, brass, and sometimes even glass. By the late nineteenth century, porcelain, china, and pottery were used. As the 20th century dawned, bedpans, urinals, basins, etc. were made of enamel and later stainless steel. In the 1960s, there was a shift towards plastics and other disposables.
The bedpan was designed for people who could not or should not rise from their beds to relieve themselves. A bedpan could be lightly heated and placed under the covers of the beds of the elderly, people who were ill, and women recovering from childbirth so that they would not have to get out of bed. They were routinely emptied by caregivers, nurses, etc.
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